Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] ACK generation recommendation (#3304)

Jana Iyengar <> Wed, 18 December 2019 00:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] ACK generation recommendation (#3304)
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@mjoras: I'm very sympathetic to yours (and Ian's) thinking.  That said, we do have a recommendation in the draft right now, which is that a receiver SHOULD ack every other packet. To your point about aging: that arguably has not aged well for TCP, but we're recommending it here. I am now wondering if should drop that SHOULD as well and make a weaker recommendation, noting that there are tradeoffs here.

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